Right-Wing Hack/GOP Flack Jennifer Rubin Continues to Make Mockery of Washington Post

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

I'm not going to waste my time, not to mention valuable brain cells, detailing the shameless hackery, dutiful GOP party line stenography, breathtaking dishonesty, vicious nastiness, rotten-eggplant-level idiocy, extreme internal/self contradiction, sniveling sycophancy, and utter lack of journalistic ethics that comprise the Washington/Kaplan Post blogger Jennifer Rubin. I'll just provide you with a few links to get a taste of what I'm talking about, if you're so inclined:*The Right's Jennifer Rubin Problem: A Case Study in Info Disadvantage (Sample passage: "At every opportunity, Rubin wrote favorably about Romney and his campaign. And she didn't just get things wrong, sometimes absurdly, she always got them wrong in a way that redounded to Team Romney's benefit. If her goal was striving to inform her right-leaning audience with the truth, she was an abject failure.")
*Why the Washington Post won't fire Jennifer Rubin ("The paper's ombudsman admits Jennifer Rubin would be fired if she promoted anti-Israeli rather than anti-Arab bile.")
*Post Roast: Jennifer Rubin's retweet (Post Ombudsman: "in agreeing with the sentiment, and in spreading it to her 7,000 Twitter followers who know her as a Washington Post blogger, Rubin did damage to The Post and the credibility that keeps it afloat.")
*The 8 Worst Responses To The Boston Marathon Bombings (Yes, one of them was Jennifer Rubin's)
*Washington Post Columnist Launches Sexist Diatribe Against Hillary Clinton On Twitter (Yep, Rubin again.)
*WaPo's Jennifer Rubin Admits She Misled Her Readers ("Let's take what she's written here, in the cold reality of a Romney loss, and compare it to what she wrote when the Romney campaign was still in full swing.")
*Jennifer Rubin, Mitt Romney's top media shill ("The Romney campaign's communications office has its own platform at the Washington Post, thanks to Jennifer Rubin")
On and on it goes; it's really endless how bad, unprofessional, insane, etc. Jennifer Rubin is. Yet Washington Post Editorial Page Editor Fred Hiatt keeps paying her salary (while the Post cuts loose its Ombudsman, by the way - fascinating priorities!), so he obviously approves of what she's doing. Or, more to the point, he like that: a) Rubin brings "eyeballs" - whatever their political stripe, they still count in terms of "hits" or whatever metric they're using - to the Post, which remains desperately in need of a business model, any business model, to stay afloat in the internet age; b) she provides faux "balance" to the Post; and c) she at least gives the Post an argument that they let right-wing voices be heard, that they're not totally "liberal" (in reality, the Post is overwhelmingly corporate in orientation, definitely NOT "liberal" on most issues).